[ucc] Scanning photographic negatives
John West McKenna
john at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Mar 31 21:41:37 WST 2005
Anil Sharma writes:
>The negatives are from our wedding taken by a professional
>photographer. We have just bought the negatives from the firm, and I
>assume that the negatives have had the best of care. I want good scans
>that _I_ can then digitally enhance for further printing/internet galleries.
If you want to fiddle with brightness/contrast/saturation/etc, you should
do that at the time of scanning. If you can't, make sure the images are
saved with as many bits per component as possible, and use software that can
deal with it. Actually, you should do that anyway.
Photoshop is one of the few that will do 16 bit (but make sure the filters
you use do it too).
John (worrying about what tools we can use for nextgen)
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